Beautiful and exciting, Playa del Carmen, Mexico is a superb destination for your next vacation. Its gorgeous beaches and amazing natural scenery is complemented by the huge range of activities available for you to enjoy. It is also a perfect jumping off point for you to explore the stunning Yucatan peninsula and all it has to offer. To help you plan your perfect trip, we have put together a list of the best things to do in Playa del Carmen.


1. Hit the Beach

The white-sand beaches at Playa del Carmen are one of the major draws for visitors from all over the world. There are a number of different beaches here, each with a different appeal. You can enjoy lively beaches which are close to the action, go exploring locals' beaches away from the crowds, or truly get away from it all at a luxurious beach club. Here are our top picks:

  • The beach in front of Fundadores Park is just a stone's throw away from bustling 5th Avenue. There is a playground and events in the park to entertain the children, and adults can enjoy plenty of bars and restaurants just off the beach.
  • Coco beach is truly a locals' beach. If you want to get away from the tourists, this is your spot.
  • Mamita's beach boasts a beach club available for all, with chairs, sun loungers and umbrellas at affordable prices.
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